ENG 247 American Literature I, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to American literature through 1865 from its early roots in the colonial era to the forming of our nation deep into American Romanticism and the beginning of Realism/Naturalism. This course will examine major literary periods, the historical and cultural contexts of those periods, and the intersections and cross-currents of literary movements, styles, and forms. (Fall 2015 and later)